The Christmas Holiday Season is here again. That means we'll all have the heart warming joy of watching the renewal of hostilities in the ongoing perennial Christmas Culture Wars. Once again, valiant and brave defenders of Christmas will make their lists and check them twice in order to warn the unwary public about those naughty retailers and municipalities who’ve joined with the devil and her conspiracy to remove Christ from Christmas.
What boggles my mind about a growing number of "Christmas Culture Warriors" is their blatant hypocrisy. These are people who will call for a boycott of a local drugstore if they are not greeted with the words “Merry Christmas” at the check out counter. Yet, these same folks attend and tithe at churches where Jesus is rarely if ever preached and proclaimed. These same folks will threaten to hold a recall election for any local city council member who would dare suggest removing the town’s nativity scene from the court house lawn. YET, these same Christmas defenders attend and tithe at churches that will be closed on Christmas if it inconveniently falls on a Sunday.
This is madness!
Why is it that so many church people threaten to punish non-Christians for allegedly removing Christ from Christmas, YET these same church people give their “pastor” a complete pass when he removes Christ from Christianity Sunday after Sunday?
Shouldn’t Christians instead clean house and boycott all the churches and mega churches that are guilty of removing Christ from Christianity week in and week out?
Fact is, many who call themselves Christians have no moral authority to fault people in the world for saying “Happy Holidays” because they’re hypocrites. Those same church people surround themselves with feel good, ear tickling, self-esteem boosting, narcissistic, find your destiny, dream the impossible dream “pastors”. They brag about how much they love Jesus but prove that they hate Him by financially supporting those who incessantly twist and warp His word.
Think about it.
Do you really believe that on the Last Day that Jesus is going to throw people into hell for saying “Happy Holidays”? Or will He instead say, “Depart from me, I never knew you” to those who claimed to be Christians but attended churches where Christ was not proclaimed and sinners were not driven to sorrow for their sins and where the message of the free forgiveness of sins won by Christ’s death on the cross was not preached?
The Apostle Peter said it best when he said, “it is time for judgment to begin at the household of God” (1 Peter 4:17)
χάρις ἔλεος εἰρήνη σοι,